‘Balzem’ Mediterranean Wine Bar Opening Soon in Scarred Pan American Spot on Mott Street

Posted on: February 5th, 2014 at 6:03 am by
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Barely into its first year of existence, Pan American at 202 Mott Street was fatally charred and scarred. The massive fire which sparked on the upper floors of the building would become the proverbial nail in its coffin. Too much water damage was sustained. And while the restaurant reopened several months later, it ultimately did not recover from its wounds.

There it sat. For three years, the space appeared in various real estate listings on Craigslist and various broker portals, not once netting a newcomer.

Houston, we have liftoff.

According to a sign in its doorway, a new Mediterranean wine bar called Balzem is officially on the way. No timetable provided just yet, but it appears gut renovations just began. Also, the aqua exterior of the Pan American was completely stripped from the storefront.

Balzem was listed as applicant for a wine and beer license at 202 Mott for consecutive months, but withdrew both times.

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